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How To Keep Houseplants Happy In Your Colorado Homes

How To Keep Houseplants Happy In Your Colorado Homes

A houseplant is a houseplant, right? If it lives inside, you might think the same plants that thrive in southern Florida will do just fine in your Colorado Springs home. Unfortunately, transplants from more tropical climates don’t always make it here in our dry high-altitude houses.

7 Tips for a Kid-Friendly Home

7 Tips for a Kid-Friendly Home

Interior design isn’t just about creating a beautiful space. It’s also about creating a home that works for the way you and your family live everyday life. Since kids are a part of everyday life for many families, it’s important to design kid-friendly spaces that are functional and inviting. Here are a few tips for creating a kid-friendly home.

8 Tips To Make Your Home Pet Friendly

8 Tips To Make Your Home Pet Friendly

In most homes, pets are not animals. Animals live outside and are unwelcome indoors. Pets are members of the family and our homes are theirs. Yet, pet needs and human needs aren’t always in perfect harmony. So, how do you make your home pet friendly while maintaining the human-friendly vibe? Well, you can start by following these eight tips to make your home pet friendly.

5 Easy Kitchen Upgrades You Can Do In a Weekend

5 Easy Kitchen Upgrades You Can Do In a Weekend

Time for a change in your kitchen? You don’t have to tear the whole thing out and spend thousands on a complete remodel to freshen the space up. We have five great ideas that will make your kitchen feel new and exciting again without sending you to fast food restaurants for weeks and without breaking the bank. If you’re ambitious, you could feasibly do it all in a weekend and start the new week with fresh new culinary headquarters!

5 Indispensable Home Organization Tips

5 Indispensable Home Organization Tips

There’s nothing like a new home. The clean design and the beautiful way your new furniture fits perfectly in the space. The décor is everything you dreamed and it all ties together perfectly… And then you start living in the house.

Landscaping Tips for Your Brand New Colorado Home

Landscaping Tips for Your Brand New Colorado Home

When you build a new home in Colorado Springs, odds are there won’t be a lot of mature trees or natural landscaping at your doorstep. That makes choosing your landscaping particularly important both to your enjoyment of your new home and to your resale value. Here are a few guidelines to help you get started when it’s time to landscape.

5 Fundamental Rules of Great Interior Design

5 Fundamental Rules of Great Interior Design

Great spaces don’t usually happen by accident. Nor are they purely the product of highly compensated design geniuses – though if you have access to one of those, it never hurts your chances of ending up with an inspired space. Great interior design results from adhering to these 5 fundamental rules.

Make Your Fireplace Warm Without A Fire

Make Your Fireplace Warm Without A Fire

The fireplace is often a centerpiece in Colorado homes. It’s not just functional the way a wood stove might have been in our early mountain settlers’ cabins. Fireplaces draw the eye and they become an invitation for you and your guests to gather. So, take advantage of the attention your fireplace gets using these tips for heating up your hearth.

5 Ways to Reduce Home Energy Use and Lower Utility Bills

5 Ways to Reduce Home Energy Use and Lower Utility Bills

Even though gas prices fell this winter, home energy costs did not. Natural gas and electricity prices have even climbed in Colorado Springs recently. So, how do you keep your bills low even as overall costs increase?Here are five tried and true tricks for reducing your home energy use:

2015 US Housing Outlook

2015 US Housing Outlook

The year is off to a good start, and it looks like 2015 will continue to see US home sales prices climb while new home construction maintains its highest level since its peak in 2006.